MIDASEARCH Newsletter October 2017

Welcome to the October edition of the monthly MidaSearch Newsletter. Any comments are welcome via email to: MidaSearch@solution4u.com

Contents

  • Added in September – OSINT websites.

  • Website of the month.

  • OSINT resources, tips and tricks.

  • Recent UK insurance related alerts.

 

Added in September – OSINT websites

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OPEN CORPORATES

OpenCorporates is an open database of companies and company data from around the world. Category: Business Checks

CATCH A THIEF

“Catch A Thief is a UK centralised online crime prevention website aimed at tackling theft, anti-social behaviour and crimes against UK businesses.” (from about page). Category: Crime Prevention

META DATA VIEWER

Meta data viewer. Category: Image Tools

CASE TRACKER

“The Case Tracker allows users to search for information on applications or appeals in the Court of Appeal, Civil Division. Users are also able to search for information on applications or appeals heard in the last 31 days.” (taken from the case tracker website). Category: Legal Sites

BOUNDING BOX DRAWING TOOL

Enables user to ‘draw’ on maps. Category: Maps

YANDEX MAPS

Detailed maps of cities in Europe and the world: street names, building numbers, and businesses. Category: Maps

2LINGUAL

Search Google in two languages at once. Category: Search Engines

BUNNYSEEK

Bunnyseek.com uses its own indipendent web crawlers and also alows users o add their websites directly. Category: Search Engines

FILE TYPE SEARCH

Search for documents by their file type. Category: Search Engines

MORE OF IT

Search for similar sites. Category: Search Engines

43 THINGS

Designed to connect users with people who shared similar goals and ambitions. Category: Social Networks & Tools

BADOO

A dating-based social networking site. Category: Social Networks & Tools

CATSTER 

A social network for cat lovers. Category: Social Networks & Tools

DOGSTER

A social network for dog lovers. Category: Social Networks & Tools

FACEBOOK – BULK ID FINDER 

Search for up to 20 Facebook id’s at a time. Category: Social Networks & Tools

FACEBOOK – LIVE MAP 

A Facebook live video map. Category: Social Networks & Tools

INSTAGRAM – SOMETAG

Find and Browse all Instagram Accounts and hashtags. Category: Social Networks & Tools

KIWIBOX

A community-based social site, aimed at people from / living in New York. Category: Social Networks & Tools

KNOT

LINE FOR HEAVEN

Allows users to promote themselves and religious tolerance. Category: Social Networks & Tools

RENREN

Chinese social network similar to Facebook. Category: Social Networks & Tools

SKYROCK 

Skyrock is a French social networking site. Category: Social Networks & Tools

SUPERNATURAL CONNECTIONS

A social network for ghost hunters. Category: Social Networks & Tools

TWITTER – BOTO METER 

“Botometer checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.” (taken from botometer website). Category: Social Networks & Tools

UNTAPPED

Social site for craft beer enthusiasts. Category: Social Networks & Tools

WAYN

A social network where tourists can post pictures and recommendations for places they’ve visited and provide guidance for future travellers. Category: Social Networks & Tools

DAILY MILE

Tracks users workouts. Category: Sport Sites

EDISONTD

Check ID, Passport, travel documents […etc…] against real example documents from around the world. Category: Transport & Travel

REDIRECT DETECTIVE

Trace redirected links. Category: Web Tools

MidaSearch OSINT tool of the month

 

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Capturehttps://aviation-safety.net

The Aviation Safety Network is a private, independent initiative founded in 1996. On line since January 1996, the Aviation Safety Network covers accidents and safety issues with regards to airliners, military transport planes and corporate jets.
The ASN Safety Database contains detailed descriptions of over 20,300 incidents, hijackings and accidents.

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Screenshots from aviation-safety.net

Mission Statement:

“Providing everyone with a (professional) interest in aviation with up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues”.

OSINT rescources, tips and tricks

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Business Checks

A simple MidaSearch check sheet to assist when investigating Businesses.

Crime Prevention 

A simple MidaSearch check sheet to assist with crime prevention checks.

Compare Surface Engines 

A simple MidaSearch check sheet to assist with gathering information from images.

Find out what places are a specific distance from you

A users guide for calulating distance between two points on a map.

How to check UK postcode barcodes (RM4SCC) 

RM4SCC (Royal Mail 4-State Customer Code) is the name of the barcode symbology used by the Royal Mail for its Cleanmail service. It enables UK postcodes as well as Delivery Point Suffixes (DPSs) to be easily read by a machine at high speed (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

How to check machine-readable travel documents

A machine-readable passport (MRP) is a machine-readable travel document (MRTD) with the data on the identity page encoded in optical character recognition format. Many countries began to issue machine-readable travel documents in the 1980s (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

Recent UK Insurance related alerts

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  • The MidaSearch Alerts page is updated every Monday and features alerts issued from a number of UK sources.


  • You can keep updated with all things OSINT via Twitter by following @MidaSearch


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